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Trails at Bike Glendhu

Weave your way around the 1,000 hectares of Mother Nature’s finest land, that we’ve borrowed and shaped to create a trail map even she would be proud of. 

Newbies can develop their skills on introductory loops. XC bikers race each other on the ups and test themselves on the dynamic downs. Enduro friends are heard whopping from the summit and the downhillers are tearing up berms and hucking whips off our tabletops. 

Check out our selection of trails using the Trailforks map below. And for all the glorious details of each track, scroll down to our trail selection tool for a handy blurb about each one. 

You can also download a copy of Bike Glendhu’s trails here.

Trailforks

Dirty Deats

Motatapu Blue Loop

STATUS / CLOSED
Level / INTERMEDIATE
Length / 18.6
Elevation / 447m ascent and descent

Our all-encompassing Loop. A gentle purpose-built up-MTB-trail climbs from the base building to Jacks Spot, your first view over Glendhu Bay and Lake Wanaka. From here you can choose from a range of descent options. Alternatively you can continue up 'Switch It Up' to the crossing and down 'Monsoon Hoon' towards Stags Point which provides views out towards Mahu Whenua and the Fern Burn. Follow 'Adze Up' as the view of the Motatapu moves around towards Treble Cone, and into an epic view up the Matukituki River. One more push will get you to the top, where you'll pop over the summit and find an incredible view of Glendhu Bay looking back towards Wanaka. You'll want to spend some time here before tackling Upper Baywatch which will deliver you down to Boulders Cross - where you can decide which route you'll take down to base... or back up again!

Kākāriki Climb

STATUS / OPEN
Level / BEGINNER
Length / 3.5km
Elevation / -155m

Our main climbing trail. A meander along the Fern Bern leading to a gentle ascent of switchbacks that takes you up and along to Jack's Spot, and a view out over Glendhu Bay.

Kākāriki Down

STATUS / CLOSED
Level / BEGINNER
Length / 3.8km
Elevation / 155m

Our easiest and less technical MTB trail for those not so experienced. A meander along the Fern Burn leading to an ascent that takes you up and over to an awesome view out over Glendhu Bay and Lake Wanaka. The trail then gently descends the face of the hill, delivering you back to the base.

Matt & Gary

STATUS / OPEN
Level / INTERMEDIATE
Length / 1500m
Elevation / 140m descent

Your step up from Kākāriki Loop. This MTB trail features an XC style descent with small berms and rollers. Splits into 'Matt' & 'Gary' options, then links back together to meet up with Fern Berms, another easy descent option.

Fern Berms

STATUS / OPEN
Level / INTERMEDIATE
Length / 600m
Elevation / 40m descent

A flowy single track MTB trail with small berms and rollers, joining back to Kākāriki Loop.

Jairolla

STATUS / OPEN
Level / INTERMEDIATE
Length / 500m
Elevation / 93m descent

A flow trail with lots of nice berms, some jumps to learn/improve on and epic Wanaka scenery. Joins up to Hare Time or Fern Berms to get you all the way down to Kākāriki Loop and back to Base 334.

Hare Time

STATUS / OPEN
Level / INTERMEDIATE
Length / 1.7km
Elevation / 118m descent

Super fun MTB trail featuring 1.7km of jumps, table-tops, berms, rollers and shark fins. Intermediates can happily roll the features, and advanced riders will have a really good time!

Toogood Trails (Dual Slalom)

STATUS / OPEN
Level / INTERMEDIATE
Length / 436m
Elevation / 33m

Dual Slalom course. Race your mates!

Curly's Sweep

STATUS / OPEN
Level / INTERMEDIATE
Length / 550m
Elevation /

Fitted perfectly with grade 3-4 table tops, natural features and big flowing high berms. It sweeps and turns its way through the natural gullies and terrain

Out of Shape

STATUS / OPEN
Level / INTERMEDIATE
Length / 780m
Elevation /

Fast, flowy & fun! Get to it by riding Jairolla, then Curly’s.

Flowghan Josh

STATUS / OPEN
Level / INTERMEDIATE
Length / 850m
Elevation /

A long super flowy & fun trail that continues on from Out of Shape.

Cajun Spice

STATUS / OPEN
Level / INTERMEDIATE
Length / 700m
Elevation /

Flows off Out of Shape. Combo of Hare-Time tables, Jai-rolla natural features and Hot-Rod berms. Expect some spice! You need to carry some speed to ride it properly, it is a step up from Jairolla. At the end you will come out at the lower Junction and can cut a lap back up the 4WD or switchbacks to The upper Junction ready to ride back to Jack’s via Uptimus.

Don't Look Down

STATUS / OPEN
Level / ADVANCED
Length / 500m
Elevation /

Fun advanced jump line, with some exposure at the end! A more advanced line back to base than Fern Berms. Beware of the trails merge at the bottom with the return to base track.

Uptimus Climb

STATUS / OPEN
Level / BEGINNER
Length / 820m
Elevation / 29m

A meandering climb that links from the bottom of Jairolla and Hare-Time, bringing you back to Kakariki, so you can session more laps!

Switch It Up

STATUS / CLOSED
Level / INTERMEDIATE
Length / 1.6km
Elevation / 87m

A gently sloping up from 'Jack's Spot' to 'The Crossing'. From The Crossing head on down Monsoon Hoon towards Stags Point on the way to the summit! Alternatively you can take Lower Baywatch back down to Jacks, head up the 4WD track to Boulders Cross, where you can take the top section of Lower Baywatch or Dark Matter.

Monsoon Hoon

STATUS / CLOSED
Level / INTERMEDIATE
Length / 819m
Elevation / 46 descent

A fun flow MTB trail taking you from The Crossing down to Stag's Point where you can jump on black tech trail Methane Train, or head on up Adze Up to the summit at Falcon's Nest.

The Rocky Borrow Show

STATUS / CLOSED
Level / INTERMEDIATE
Length / 1.3km
Elevation / 86m descent

Intermediate Tech, Grade 4 with some areas of flow. RBS is a great trail for those looking to progress from Jairolla. This trail has technical tight berms, rock rolls, jumps, and drops. Riders will need to consider line choice to ride it smooth and ride it fast. There is some mellow climbing in the early - midsection to add to the adventure.

Adze Up

STATUS / CLOSED
Level / INTERMEDIATE
Length / 5.8km
Elevation / +343m, -102m

Our back country climb trail which shows off views out to Treble Cone and up the Matukituki as you climb around the back of the hill to the summit at Falcon's Nest. The trail has been built at such a gradient that you can meander along and take in the view, reserving some energy for the epic down trail from the summit. Take our word - the view is worth it.

Lower Baywatch

STATUS / CLOSED
Level / INTERMEDIATE
Length / 1.7km
Elevation /

A fast, flowy blue trail with swoopy corners, jumps and rollers. This is slightly easier than Upper Baywatch so if you're unsure if Upper Baywatch is right for, give Lower Baywatch a hoon first!

Upper Baywatch

STATUS / CLOSED
Level / INTERMEDIATE
Length / 1.5km
Elevation / 137m descent

A flow trail that starts at Falcon's Nest, the summit of Bike Glendhu where you'll find that iconic view over Lake Wanaka. 1.5km of super-fun flow with optional features, taking you down to Boulders Cross.

Volume 2

STATUS / CLOSED
Level / INTERMEDIATE
Length / 692m
Elevation / 72m descent

Our newest blue beauty! Similar vibes to Rocky Borrow, includes some fun rocky features mixed into a classic Bike Glendhu flow trail. Trail exits on to Rocky Borrow so you can get the best of both worlds.

Electric Avenue

STATUS / CLOSED
Level / INTERMEDIATE
Length / 1.2km
Elevation / 53m descent

An epic return to Jack’s Spot from Adze Up, so you can get your valley thrills, without the summit climb. It’s got a mix of everything – tech, flow and just a piiinch of climbing – all through brand new terrain for the 23/24 season and with stunning views of End Peak and the Motatapu River.

Methane Train

STATUS / CLOSED
Level / ADVANCED
Length / 2.2km
Elevation / 97m descent

Methane Train is a Black singletrack with large rock rolls and optional line choices. This trail is tight single track that cuts through native bush. The end of the trail will lead you to a long mellow grass climb back to Jack's Spot.

Dark Matter

STATUS / CLOSED
Level / ADVANCED
Length / 500m
Elevation / 82m descent

Dark Matter is a handbuilt, black single track that winds its way through native bush. This track has plenty of dark, slick dirt with lots of rock and optional line choices.

The Black Pearl

STATUS / CLOSED
Level / ADVANCED
Length / 763m
Elevation / 133m descent

The most advanced trail in the park, a step up from Dark Matter. Riders should have expert bike handling skills and will need to link up skills quickly between features. Sections of the trail include off-camber grassy slope, follow your nose and you’ll stay on track. Black Pearl exits on to the bottom of Methane Train before returning to Jack’s.

The Abyss

STATUS / CLOSED
Level / ADVANCED
Length / 615m
Elevation / 79m descent

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